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Making the Case for a Part Time Membership at the Workspace

When you work for yourself, that work-life balance is especially important, particularly when working for yourself involves working at home. Perhaps you’re an independent contractor who has a number of different gigs with different clients. Or perhaps you are employed by a company that is more virtual than it is brick and mortar. If the … Continue reading Making the Case for a Part Time Membership at the Workspace


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Making the Case for a Virtual Membership at the Workspace

You’re an entrepreneur with a kick-ass idea for a start-up, and you’re in the early stages of developing your business, so you’re working out of your home. First things first, don’t mix your business with your home life, at least as far as your business address is concerned. As you establish a business, credibility is key. … Continue reading Making the Case for a Virtual Membership at the Workspace


Connection to Technology Throughout the Workspace

Your productivity in a coworking space is only as good as your connection to technology. Nothing is more frustrating than a sketchy wi-fi connection, for instance. At the Cooperative Venture Workspace, a speedy wifi connection is just the start of an expansive array of technologies available to its members. The Workspace at 36 Maplewood Avenue in downtown Portsmouth … Continue reading Connection to Technology Throughout the Workspace


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How to Improve Productivity in a Coworking Space

We considered, over the past few weeks, how to behave and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle while you chug away at your coworking space. Today we’ll consider how – and why — working here at the Cooperative Venture Workspace improves productivity. The Harvard Business Review must have been thinking of us when it said “a … Continue reading How to Improve Productivity in a Coworking Space


Workspace’s Portsmouth address is ‘huge benefit’ for virtual members

Portsmouth’s renown as a center for technology and innovation makes it a must-have address for not only established businesses but start-ups as well. The success of the tech sector in the city is evidenced by how much Portsmouth and environs contribute to the New Hampshire’s economy. The state’s low unemployment rate – 2.7 percent at last count – is … Continue reading Workspace’s Portsmouth address is ‘huge benefit’ for virtual members


How to work on your health at your co-working space

People who use the co-working space at the Cooperative Venture Workspace know how to work hard. That is, in their job of course. However, they also know how to work hard to improve their overall health.  Working on your health while working at the Workspace is easier than one may think. We’ve compiled a list of healthy activities … Continue reading How to work on your health at your co-working space


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Co-working etiquette made simple

The whole idea of co-working space, like the kind you’ll find here at the Cooperative Venture Workspace, is freedom. You’re likely working for yourself as a one-person business, or maybe there are a couple or a few of you. But you’re free to come and go, no boss clocking you in or out. And that … Continue reading Co-working etiquette made simple


Reality of virtual memberships at the Workspace

  There’s virtual reality, and then there’s the reality of the value that a virtual membership at the Cooperative Venture Workspace offers. The Workspace in Portsmouth has a real advantage by virtue of the fact that it is located in downtown Portsmouth, a vibrant community that bustles, not only with social and entertainment outlets, but … Continue reading Reality of virtual memberships at the Workspace


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GUEST BLOG: Working from home doesn’t have to make you crazy

If you work from home, you can probably relate to this article in the New Yorker. The satirical piece – “I Work From Home” – imagines a phone call between Robert, who works from home, and a 911 operator. Spoiler alert: It’s funny …. and oh so true. I can relate because I work a … Continue reading GUEST BLOG: Working from home doesn’t have to make you crazy


The Eureka Moment: How the Workspace Sparks Creativity

Creativity — and the ideas for innovation it can produce — can’t be forced. You can’t necessarily box someone up in an office or a cubicle, under the structure of a 9-to-5, take-an-hour-for-lunch day and expect him or her to come up with that creative idea for a new product, or that creative idea for … Continue reading The Eureka Moment: How the Workspace Sparks Creativity


Workspace Becomes Meeting Space for Members and Community

The Cooperative Venture Workspace at 36 Maplewood Avenue in downtown Portsmouth, N.H., is hosting seminar and workshop presentations by its members. Two upcoming events deal with mobile advertising trends sponsored by Sharper Selling on Sept. 28 and a Creative Photography 101 class put on by Dragonfly Photography Oct. 19 to Dec. 7. By having these events, the Workspace is extending an … Continue reading Workspace Becomes Meeting Space for Members and Community


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The Value of a Presentation Space

There is a yin and yang to business — the thinking part and the doing part. The Cooperative Venture Workspace has ample opportunity for space to think; as well, it has ample opportunity to do.   The opportunity for both is what attracted some members to the Class A office space at 36 Maplewood Avenue in downtown, … Continue reading The Value of a Presentation Space


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Cooperative Venture Workspace DNA Includes Collaboration

Collaboration is in the DNA of the Cooperative Venture Workspace at 36 Maplewood Avenue in downtown Portsmouth, N.H.Sharing ideas, working off each other’s expertise, and creating new professional relationships were part of the vision of the Workspace’s creation In addition to the well-appointed technology infrastructure and the Class A office amenities, the opportunity for professional … Continue reading Cooperative Venture Workspace DNA Includes Collaboration


Upcoming Events – Innovation & Entrepreneurs

The Cooperative Venture Workspace in downtown Portsmouth, NH is a hub of the burgeoning entrepreneurship community  in the Seacoast region.  We thought we’d share some of the interesting upcoming events in town.  See below for more details!   Thursday, September 1  “Learn and Mingle” event sponsored by a networked group of small business people organized on Facebook … Continue reading Upcoming Events – Innovation & Entrepreneurs


Welcome to Portsmouth! (and why you should work here..)

Located along the banks of the Piscataqua River, Portsmouth, NH blends the deeply rooted history of small-town New England with the numerous restaurants, shopping, and wide variety of industries typically reserved for large cities. No matter the season, Portsmouth is filled with people enjoying the towns vibrant culture and picturesque views.  By joining us here at … Continue reading Welcome to Portsmouth! (and why you should work here..)


Three Real World Advantages of Your Virtual Membership at the Cooperative Venture Workspace

Although we are tremendously excited to welcome our first group of tenants into the building, we’d like to point out that you don’t need to be a full-time resident to enjoy a lot of the great benefits of membership within our work community. When designing the space here at the Cooperative Venture Workspace, one of … Continue reading Three Real World Advantages of Your Virtual Membership at the Cooperative Venture Workspace